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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
İNE609 Psycholinguistics And Language Teaching 927001 1 1 7
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
At the end of this course learners define the area and the content of psycholinguistics; examine the historical development of this area; observe linguistically originated concepts and psycholinguistical process and review issues such as understanding of language and utterances, memory, speech productions and language; study psycholinguistically originated language teaching methods and evaluate the relations between language and brain.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. öğretim Üyesi Deren Başak AKMAN YEŞİLEL
Learning Outcomes
  1. The students will learn the relationship between psychology, brain, linguistics and psycholinguistics
  2. They will learn the place and importance of psycholinguistics in language education
  3. They will learn the role and effects of psycholinguistics in first and second language acquisition
  4. They will analyze language disorders and learning disability from the psycholinguistic perspective
  5. they will be able to examine the biological foundations of language
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
Berko Gleason, J. and Bernstein Ratner, N. (1993). Psycholinguistics. Harcourt Brace College Publishers.
Gernsbacher, M.A.. (1994).
Handbook of psycholinguistics. San Diego: Academic Press.
Harley, T. (1995). The psychology of language : from data to theory. Taylor and Francis.
Kess, J.F. (199). Psycholinguistics : psychology, linguistics, and the study of natural language. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Gleitman, L. and Liberman, M. (1995).
An Invitation to Cognitive Science V. 1. Language. (Check also under Osherson, Daniel (series editor). MIT Press.
Rosenberg, S. (1982). Handbook of applied psycholinguistics: major thrusts of research and theory. Hillsdale NJ: Erlbaum.
Titone, R. and Danesi, M. (1985).
Applied psycholinguistics: An introduction to the psychology of language learning and teaching. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
Teaching the aim, definition and the content of psycholinguistics, to study on linguistic norms, psycholinguistic process, cognition of brain, understanding of the discourse/utterances and memory, psycholinguistically originated language teaching methods, study of speech production and language
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Introduction-Basic terms and concepts
2.What is psycholinguistics and what do psycholinguists study?
3.The Biological Foundations of Language
4.Brain, Language and Cognitive DevelopmentLanguage Disorders and Learning Disabilities
5.The 'Critical Period' Hypothesis
6.Describing language from sounds to sentences
7.Language comprehension
8.Language production
10.Mid Term Exam
11.First Language Acquisition and Related Theories
12.Second Language Acquisition and Related Theories
13.Psychology of language learnersIndividual Differences
14.Psycholinguistics and Teaching English as a Second and Foreign LanguagePsycholinguistic Aspects of Language Teaching Methods/Approaches
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination130
Makeup Examination110
Project Preparation110
Project Presentation110
Individual Study for Mid term Examination115
Individual Study for Final Examination115
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination166
Attending Lectures14342
Self Study148112
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination11515